Locked-In syndrome is a very rare consequence of stroke (1%) in which there is complete paralysis of all voluntary muscles except those that control the eyes (including the muscles of speech). Like aphasia, it does not affect intelligence. It is even more rare to recover from locked-in syndrome. Allison O’Reilly is one of those rare survivors. In this book she tells her amazing story of overcoming the odds and overwhelming challenges to regain her speech and motor function and resume a happy and productive life.
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